There’s a new health research partnership in the U.P. tonight.
Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine announced the collaboration today with U.P. Health System-Marquette and Northern Michigan University.
It’s part of MSU’s statewide initiative to bring academic health research to each of it’s community campuses.
As part of the collaboration, two new medical researchers will be at NMU – to work with medical students in areas such as children’s mental health and sports medicine.
NMU President Fritz Erickson says this is another great opportunity for the university’s students.
“One of the distinguishing characteristics of Northern Michigan University is that our students and that our undergraduate students participate in high level research. Whether it’s medical research or other forms of research. This is an extension of that and we see a lot of opportunities with these two wonderful researchers now being on our campus, connecting and partnering both with our faculty and with our students.”
Representatives from all three organizations say the arrangement will allow them to build on an already existing relationship and help bring health awareness to the region.